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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 03:13 pm

Houston wants 25 percent to be minorities

The Springfield Police Department hopes to hire new patrol officers in the coming months, with minorities to comprise a quarter of the new hires.On Aug. 4, Mayor Michael Houston announced the city wou...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 08:41 pm

ACLU wants federal investigation of racial bias

A study of traffic stop data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows minority drivers in Illinois and in Springfield are more likely than white drivers to be stopped and searched b...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 05:28 am

Statewide audit shows chronically poor accounting

A statewide audit of Illinois government released July 28 highlights more than 100 problems with the state’s financial reporting process, case management and more.The 274-page audit by Illinois ...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 04:42 pm
Maybe it’s the obesity epidemic that has so many people worried about their waistlines. Or maybe it’s the ongoing recession that has people looking for low-cost extracurriculars. Whatever ...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:20 pm

JSP vows legal fight against 153 foreclosures

A Springfield business owner says he’ll fight in court the foreclosure of 153 properties worth more than $6.7 million total. Meanwhile, he alleges the bank is putting profit before Springfield&r...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 03:42 pm

Advocates say work isn’t over

The death penalty has been abolished in Illinois, but advocates say the fight isn’t over.On March 9, Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3539, which abolishes the death penalty and redirects money...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 08:11 pm

Improving Springfield’s future in the global economy

Henrik Rasmussen calls himself a “Springfielder by choice.”A native of Denmark, Rasmussen moved his family to Springfield in 2009, seeking opportunity, freedom and space to innovate. Now a...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 05:42 pm

After a life of abuse, Terry Payton, 16, is charged with murder

By all accounts, Terry Payton is a quiet, shy 16-year-old with a brilliant mind and a penchant for Pokémon. Family, friends and neighbors in the Edgar County community of Paris say Terry is mee...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm

Fake bomb threat tied to fight over doctor-patient confidentiality

A dispute over a computer program at a state agency in Springfield has escalated into a federal court case involving doctor-patient confidentiality, more than $771,000 in damages sought and even a fak...

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